Woman hospitalized after hit-and-run in Iqaluit
Driver has been arrested for impaired driving, say RCMP
A woman has been hospitalized with significant injuries following a hit-and-run in Iqaluit Tuesday evening.
At around 5:35 p.m., police responded to a report of a person being hit by a car around building 159, near the Quickstop on Nipisa Road.
When they arrived, police found a woman with significant injuries, but the driver had fled.
The victim was transported to Qikiqtani General Hospital, where she is now in stable condition, according to an RCMP news release.
Police got information from the public about the suspected driver of the vehicle and arrested him at his home.
The suspect faces five charges: impaired driving, impaired driving over 80 mgs of alcohol, dangerous operation causing bodily harm, failure to stop after an accident that causes bodily harm and driving while prohibited.
He is being held for a bail hearing, the RCMP release states.